The Three-year Swim Club

The Three-year Swim Club

The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

Large Print - 2015 | Large print edition
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The inspirational story of a group of impoverished children who were transformed into champion swimmers. In 1937 an ordinary grammar school teacher on the island of Maui took a group of underprivileged children mostly of Japanese ancestry and, in three short years, transformed them into Olympic champions.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, ©2015
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781455536276
Branch Call Number: 797.210922 CHE 2015
Characteristics: viii, 657 pages (large print), 16 unumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 23, 2016

I loved this story of the swimmers f/Maui - am forwarding it to my daughter who lives/works on Maui

Apr 01, 2016

Publishers' Weekly: From page one, where she writes "Lip-locking lovers perambulated... and holiday makers gathered... under Maxfield Parrish skies," it is evident that Checkoway's ability to set a scene is uncanny and accomplished.

Is this history? or an old-time gossip column? Way too much minutiae for my taste.

Jan 25, 2016

In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat, this book provides a detailed contextual narrative of a little know story in American and world athletic history. A fine combination of personal anecdotes from rich research into the lives and activities those who participated in the saga, the author weaves global events into the life stories of those famous remembered and forgotten. A good and sometimes exciting read, worth it for history and sports enthusiasts.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top